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Happy 10th Anniversary LOTR, Here’s A New Photo From The Hobbit!

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I can hardly believe it. Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings was released in theaters ten years ago today. I can clearly remember sitting in the dark, trying to contain myself waiting for Gollum to show up. Well, as a special treat, we’ve got a brand new photo from The Hobbit plus information about the first trailer! 

And here it is, star Martin Freeman is front and center as Bilbo Baggins.

The new picture was posted on The Hobbit’s Facebook page and also features James Nesbitt as Bofur, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, William Kircher as Bifur and Jed Brophy as Nori.

We’ve also discovered that the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be played before The Adventures of Tintin, which opens this Wednesday in the U.S. but you’ll be able to see it before then. USA Today says, “A 15-minute satellite feed of the trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will stream at 10 p.m. ET/PT and again on Wednesday 9 a.m. ET/PT.”

I have no idea if that means they’ll be showing other content besides the trailer (like Jackson talking) or if they’ll be playing it on a constant loop for 15 minutes. I hope it’s the latter.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December 14, 2012 with the second installment, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, premiering December 13, 2013

Need an awesome trailer to hold you over until then? The Dark Knight Rises trailer popped up earlier today!

(via Geeks of Doom)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."